I'm watching Huff, which now, in its second season, appears to have become born again. The whole episode appears to be about Jesus. I cover my ears, hum profanities, anything just to get to the next scene. More Jesus.
My roomate thinks me the Devil. I explain that when religious types proselytize at their airport conventions, fine by me, but when I see it on my f'in television I get uppity (well, it's actually my roomate's television). Popular culture and Jesus shouldn't mix, and haven't for a good long time. People talk about the mixing of politics and God. I'm more concerned about pop culture and God getting together. Pop culture used to define itself in opposition to the Church. Where have we gone when that's no longer the case? Is it cool to be born again? Is popular resistance in the States now only towards the ineffable and apparently irrepressible New York `liberal'?
As a Canadian, getting all this Jesus-talk through the airwaves is irking me no end. And at no time previous has America, I think, been more on its own course, totally at odds with the thinking of the rest of the world.
American popular culture needs to be born again, turning back into its heart - of (perhaps idiotic) transgression.